On Friday the infusion nurse came and refilled my pump and raised the amount of medicine that is constantly going through that system. Another nurse came out to unclogged my port so I could start using it again for IV pain medication. It turns out my port wasn’t actually clogged as we had thought a few weeks ago so it was a very quick visit.
Fast forward 2 days and my pain still isn’t under control. We tried taking a different oral medication for breakthrough pain but nothing was making much of a difference. My nurse called yesterday to see if I was OK with switching over to IV meds tomorrow (which is today – Thursday). I knew IV pain medication was likely in the future but this was all changing so fast. Since the oral medication was simply not doing the job anymore, the transition to IV seemed like a good idea. I paused and looked at Tom, paused again, and said yes.
My nurse came today and accessed my port, transitioning me to an IV Dilaudid. This will take the place of both the Fentanyl patches and the Oxycodone. It will take a few days of adjustment but the hospice team feels this is the best path forward for managing my pain. Hopefully I will be able to transition without some of the complications I had in the past.
I lost my balance and fell the other night. I have a few bruises, but am ok other than that. I’m not stable enough to walk with only a cane any more but I’m using my walker and that seems to be okay for now.
Praying for the right pain meds to render you pain free. Praying also they don’t knock you out.
Praying for God’s guidance for the IV meds to be effective in controlling the pain, for comfort and encouragement! You and the family are in our constant prayers! We send our love, Chuck and Bobbie
Praying that this new pain medication will help you to feel better I love you.
I’m glad you are okay after your fall and I’m hopeful that the Dilaudid will bring relief. I will continue to pray for your comfort and peace.
Sending lots of love,
Jennifer, I pray this new medication relieves pain for you. I also thank the Lord that your fall didn’t do more harm. Thank you for updating us. Love coming your way from PA.
Thankful for the help you have and praying for your pain relief plan to work.
Lord bless and keep you all in his care.
Love and prayers.
I continue to pray that it all works out.
I echo the previous comments. Praying you will be able to tolerate this pain med better and that it will do its job well without negative side effects! Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers…
Praying for pain relief. You are in our thoughts and prayers, strong lady! God bless you and sending love.
Continuing to uphold you and your family in prayer.
Jennifer, praying for this pain medication to provide you comfort. Thank you for the update, I’ve been praying for you all. Sending love and hugs.
Jennifer , You are in our prayer daily. Praying the pain meds work for you . ❤️
Jennifer…we love you and your family and always pray for you to be able to rest in God’s arms and to trust Him with each day. So sorry you are struggling to get your pain under control. Praying for a great medical team to get you comfortable soon. I am sorry about your fall. Glad you survived it with only a few bruises! Falls are very scary. We can only imagine what all of this is like for you and your family but we do know our mighty God is all around it and through it. Never leaving your side. Praying always for peace and comfort.
Hi Jennifer. Praying that the IV meds will work for you and give you the comfort you are looking for and that there will no complications with it. Also as always praying for your family. Our all mighty God is with you always.
Jesus will use this medicine he. Developed to work JUST PERFECT
YOU. DESERVE THE BEST RELIEF FROM PAIN DEAR ONE
It was nice talking with you the other day. I know exactly how you feel with balance issues. I fall a lot each year. I found out yesterday from my podiatrist that the neuropathy isn’t the only reason I have balance issues. I also have issues with my feet. So I continue to use walking sticks which help me balance. I tried a cane, but the two poles really helped me. I personally haven’t tried a walker but they gave me that option. I am so glad the walker is working for you.
I understand the pain not getting under control. I am praying that the IV pain medication will help you feel “Pain Free”. I am also glad you have an amazing Hospice Nurse. I know that your example of a Godly woman: loving, joyful, patience, peace throughout everything in life; and all the other qualities God has given you; will have an influence on the hospice nurse and my prayer is that you and your family will have the opportunity to share Jesus with her and she will come to know the Lord, if she is not a believer.
I love you and your family so much Jennifer. You are a blessing to me!
Praying the change in medication brings relief so you can enjoy more hours of your day. Continually in my prayers…
Jennifer, oh how I’m praying for you and your entire family. May God give you all His peace that surpasses all understanding and may our Lord wrap His loving arms around you and hold you tight! You are truly a woman of God who I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet. Thank you for sharing your life with us…
Dearest Jennifer, May God continue to bless you with peace in His promises knowing He’s close by your side. You are his child and He loves you so. Your brave journey is witness to your faith and devotion to Tom, your 3 beautiful daughters and to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Your transparency has revealed your strength in God’s word and your joy knowing eternal life awaits all believers. My love and prayers hold you close, dear Jennifer. Blessings galore …